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    Default No.38 Squadron Heyford Crashes

    Hi,

    My copy of the K File is currently on loan, can anyone please help with any crashes, forced landings, or general accidents by No.38 Squadron while operating the H.P Heyford between 1935 until its conversion to the Vickers Wellington.

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    Default Re: No.38 Squadron Heyford Crashes

    Steve,

    Mark IIA
    K4039 to 38 Sqn 16 Sep 35, overshot flare path and hit fence Mildenhall 19 Mar 1936, then to 99 Sqn 4 Feb 37 etc.
    K4041, K4043 to 38 Sqn 16 Sep 35 no accidents etc recorded and handed on to other units

    Mark III
    All a/craft taken on charge from new 1936 no accidents etc recorded and handed on to other Units.

    Source: Halley The K File: The RAF of the 1930s (Air Britain 1995)
    Toujours propos

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    Default Re: No.38 Squadron Heyford Crashes

    Hello,

    From Bill Chorley's BCL1(rev.ed.):

    Appendix 2- Bomber Command Accidents & Incidents - 14 July 1936 - 2 September 1939.

    Handley Page Heyford.

    30.11.1936 - 38 Squadron - K4039 - A.P/O R D B MacFadden* - Taxying accident. Due to misunderstanding of signals between P/O MacFadden, and the airman on the Heyford's port wingtip, the bomber ran into a parked De Havilland Moth K1907 belonging to Station Flight Mildenhall (see The K File p.282, no mention of incident.).

    * Re: MacFadden: http://www.rafcommands.com/database/...php?qnum=96533

    See:
    Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War Vol.1 1939-40 2nd edition.
    Chorley,W. R.
    Hersham:Classic Publications,2013.
    p.350.

    &

    The K File The Royal Air Force of the 1930s.
    Halley, James J.
    Tunbridge Wells:Air-Britain(Historians),1995.
    pp.254 & 282.

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 5th September 2023 at 02:23.

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